Bethany Chafin

Associate Producer/Web Editor

Bethany joined the staff of WFDD in the fall of 2012.  She received her B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from Wake Forest University and focused on Anglo-Irish writing.  Between undergraduate studies and graduate school, Bethany served as the intern to Talk of the Nation at NPR in DC, participating in live NPR Election Night Coverage, Presidential debate broadcasts, regular Talk of the Nation shows, and helping to plan the inaugural broadcast of ‘Talk of the World.’  She enjoys engaging her interests in books, politics, and art in the interdisciplinary world of public radio.  Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Bethany enjoys calling the Piedmont home.   

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8:33 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Walden on Wheels: A Memoir About Student Debt, Adventure, and Freedom

The cover of Ken's new book Walden on Wheels.
kenilgunas.com

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Ken Ilgunas was first published in 2009.  His article appeared on the news site Salon.com and was titled "I live in a van down by Duke University."  At the time, Ilgunas was getting his Master's in Liberal Studies at the University, and striving to stay out of debt.  The article broke the silence on one of his methods for remaining debt-free - secretly living in his Ford Econoline van.  Ken now has a new book out titled Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom. The book is relevant, honest, and inspiring, and while it addresses his adventures in vandwelling, it tells other important stories as well.  Ken joined Associate Producer Bethany Chafin at WFDD, and she began by asking him to describe the three sections of Walden on Wheels.  

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Arts
9:31 am
Mon July 22, 2013

The Art of Cycling Celebrated in This Weekend's High Point Cycling Classic

High Point Cycling Classic

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
This weekend in High Point will be the first time a USA Cycling National Championship has ever come to North Carolina. That’s great news for cycling fans and art enthusiasts. In addition to hosting both the Women’s and Men’s Pro National Criterium Championships, the area surrounding the downtown transportation terminal will come alive with bicycling-inspired art. Theatre Arts Galleries in the High Point Theatre presents "The Bicycle: Art Meets Form", an Invitational Exhibition juried by Green Hill Center’s Edie Carpenter. 
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Arts
12:59 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: July 19, 2013

Jeff Howlett's new film documenting the proto-punk music of three brothers.
Drafthouse Films

Triad Arts Weekend: July 19, 2013

First, we go proto-punk. Before The Sex Pistols, or The Ramones, there was A Band Called Death. That’s the name of a new music documentary coming to the Triad this weekend. Our Technical Producer Eddie Garcia explores the musical and personal relationships of the Hackney Brothers with Charlotte film maker Jeff Howlett. Next Peter Kairoff is back at the keyboard with Frederick Chopin's Romantic piano music. Hear how it evokes early Italian opera, the expressive nature of the serenade, and so much more. And we wrap up today’s program at… Elsewhere. That’s Greensboro’s living museum, and it’s the site of an amazing musical experiment. What would happen if you composed a piece of music using nothing but found objects, polled your audience on how your piece should be performed, and then invited the room full of non-musicians to perform your work? Southern Constellations fellow Andrew Raffo Dewar will answer that question and everything else you ever wanted to know about Material Music.

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Arts
8:45 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Elsewhere's Southern Constellations Artist-in-Residency Invites Audience to Become Performers

Southern Contellations artist Andrew Raffo Dewar composing a graphic score in the Elsewhere living musuem.
Carroll

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm

Listen to David Ford's complete interview with Andrew Raffo Dewar.
Southern Constellations is a National Endowment for the Arts funded curatorial project now in its first season at Elsewhere, Greensboro’s living museum. The fellowship program brings six dynamic artist teams from across our region for special residencies at Elsewhere that explore experimental art in the South. Composer, soprano saxophonist, ethnomusicologist, educator, and arts organizer Andrew Raffo Dewar  is the fourth of six Southern Constellations fellow artists to work on site at Elsewhere. 

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Arts
12:55 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: July 12, 2013

A.R. Ammons, Untitled, 1978
www.wfu.edu

Triad Arts Weekend: July 12, 2013

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